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Can I still get meningococcal disease if i've had the men c vaccine?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The Meningococcal vaccine protects against 4 subtypes of the virus (a, c, y, and w-135).
It does not protect against subtype b, which causes about one third of all meningococcus cases in the us. No vaccine is 100% effective. A vaccine's effectiveness also depends on a person's immune response to the vaccine. But just because a vaccine isn't completely effective is no reason to avoid getting it.

In brief: Yes

The Meningococcal vaccine protects against 4 subtypes of the virus (a, c, y, and w-135).
It does not protect against subtype b, which causes about one third of all meningococcus cases in the us. No vaccine is 100% effective. A vaccine's effectiveness also depends on a person's immune response to the vaccine. But just because a vaccine isn't completely effective is no reason to avoid getting it.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are other serotypes other than type c.
...A, b, y, and w135 in particular.

In brief: Yes

There are other serotypes other than type c.
...A, b, y, and w135 in particular.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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